Stormzy – British rapper, composer
Stormzy’s real name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo. He was born on 6 July 1993 in Croydon, London. His special appearance and an interesting name have Ghanaian roots. Both of the rapper’s parents were born in Ghana. The artist has two sisters and a brother. None of Michael’s closest family members worked in the music industry. However, he loved music since childhood. A little later, Stormzy inspired his cousin Nadia Rose to follow his example.
Michael began writing lyrics and reading rap when he was just 11. He did it on the streets of his neighborhood. That often got him into trouble with local teenage rappers. The young man attended Harris Academy South Norwood. Later, Stormzy said in one of the interviews that he was a difficult child, who was more interested in entertaining himself than following rules.
In 2013, Michael recorded his first mixtape, 168: The Mixtape. It immediately became available for free downloading, which brought the artist many fans. A little later, he uploaded new mixtapes Not That Deep (2014) и Dreamers Disease (2014).